Thursday, January 18, 2018
- The court acquitted the critic Elena Basner in the case of fraud
Art historian Elena Basner acquitted by the court in St. Petersburg on charges of fraud in the sale of paintings by Boris Grigoriev “the restaurant”.
The court said that the prosecution could not refute the statement of the defendant that she did not remember about the fact of keeping the original paintings in the Russian Museum, Interfax reports.
Therefore, the court came to the conclusion that Basner could have failed to know what was assessed as the original of the forgery.
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